Trek Fuel EX 8 Mountain Bike Review

4.87 out of 5
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Q: does it come with a shock pump -Guest

A: Mine Did

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September 18, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Strong Bike, Great Components, Superb Company Service and Warranty, Dropper Post, XT Groupset, Very Fast and Confident downhill, Excellent Suspension sticks to ground, MTB all the way!

Cons: Heavy Bike, Doesn't Accelerate well, Rear suspension lockout doesn't feel like a hardtail, Front pulls up on ascent, bike is backheavy, Too much bike for XC.

Recommendation: Switch out 2x11 to 1x11, Get lighter seat, lose dropper post, Get lighter tires, 29x2.25 instead of 2.4", Go tubeless!

August 17, 2017
Model/Year: Trek Fuel EX 8/2008

Pros: Easy to handle, good frame and shocks

Cons: None

Recommendation: Still in good condition

July 23, 2017
Model/Year: 2017 27.5 Plus

Pros: This bike is faster than expected. The plus tires allow for great handling.

Cons: None

Recommendation: I would recommend this bike to anyone riding rocky or rough trails.

December 15, 2015
Model/Year: Trek fuel ex 8 29

Pros: Easy handling, rolls over the rough with ease.

Recommendation: This is a great bike if you don't want to go carbon. It takes a beating and keeps on going.

October 19, 2015
Model/Year: Trek Fuel EX 8 2015

Pros: Great components in an affordable price. The bike handle well and the size is perfect.

Cons: None.

Recommendation: Is my first real mountain bike.

October 9, 2015
Model/Year: Fuel Ex 8 2013

Pros: Handling, geometry, components, suspension, stylish, internal cables

Cons: downhill handling

Recommendation: Great solid bike for the value. Handles well in most situations.

April 4, 2015
Pros: Components and climbing

Cons: Downhill

Recommendation: I rode Specialized for a long time and never thought I'd switch brands. I read the reviews on the bike and noticed the components were bad @ss so I bought the bike and I've been happy ever since. I went from a 29er to the 27.5 and I'm glad I did. I went 1x10, carbon seat post and carbon handlebar and loving life....

March 24, 2015

Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Speed, handling, suspension.

Cons: None

Recommendation: For anyone wanting a mountain bike that can handle just about anything

November 17, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Good ride, handles well, great components: shifts and brakes are flawless so far. Bike is solid and will take a pounding...

Cons: Not a big fan of the factory Bontrager tires. Not exactly the best for S Florida trails, but they performed very well on recent trip to Tsali NC over heavily fallen leaf covered trails, rock gardens, stream crossings and loose gravel climbs. The Bontrager tires have improved - tires shouldnt be a deal breaker.

Recommendation: Trek frame sizes and geometry are [goofy] inconsistant (actual vs virtual) and vary from model year. Definitely size and ride before you pull the trigger. Handle bars are wide (for tight FL trails) I trimmed an inch off of each side. I ride platforms: Added Forte Convert platform pedals (Performance Bike). Go to the Trek site and use the Matrix to set up your suspension pressure - include extra gear weight. Im 6'1" @ 191 lbs w/ 33" inseam: I went with the 19.5" frame... Get out and ride!

May 18, 2014
Pros: Strong frame and shocks

Cons: Weak tires that come stock

Recommendation: Love it, it takes the beating and not you